Golf tournament benefits senior services of Stamford

The fifth annual Senior Services of Stamford Charity Golf Tournament took place Thursday, May 22 at Sterling Farms Golf Course in Stamford. The tournament benefits Senior Services of Stamford. The event was held in honor of Jevera and Bill Hennessey, two Stamford residents who exemplify commitment and leadership in the community. Their accomplishments include serving with […] [Read More]
Categories: elderly, Stamford

Bridges names new president, CEO

Bridges … A Community Support System Inc., has named Barbara DiMauro, licensed clinical social worker, as its new chief executive officer and president effective July 1.  DiMauro currently holds the position of Bridges’ chief of services.  DiMauro will replace retiring CEO Barry Kasdan. Since joining Bridges in 2006, DiMauro has led a number of transformative […] [Read More]
Categories: mental health, Milford
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Memory problems discussed in Shelton

Caregivers are invited to Wesley Village, 580 Long Hill Ave., Shelton from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4,  for the latest installment of the “sandwiched” caregiver education series. The topic for this session is Understanding Memory Loss and Dementia. Worried about memory changes in your aging loved one? Not sure what to look […] [Read More]
Categories: elderly

Yale: 12 percent of American children maltreated

By the time they reach age 18, about 12 percent of American children experience a confirmed case of maltreatment in the form of neglect, physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, according to a new study by researchers at Yale University. The numbers are even more disturbing among black and Native American children, with one in five […] [Read More]

FDA makes chunks of data available to the public

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration launched openFDA, a new initiative designed to make it easier for web developers, researchers, and the public to access large, important public health datasets collected by the agency. In alignment with the recent Presidential Executive Order on Open Data and the Department of Health and Human Services Health […] [Read More]
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Veterans at Northbridge Health Care honored

On Tuesday, May 27, Jim Denicola, Veteran Liaison; Linda Cammarota, Vitas RN; Maureen Carofano, Vitas Representative, and residents at Northbridge Health Care Center, Bridgeport, honored the Northbridge resident veterans during a touching ceremony provided by Vitas.  The ceremony included singing patriotic songs, a salute to the flag, presented by a veteran resident, presentation of certificates […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General

Relay for Life next weekend in Shelton

The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital is a sponsor of the 2014 Relay For Life of Shelton and Naugatuck Valley set for June 7-8 at the Riverwalk in Shelton. Relay For Life is an overnight walk-a-thon that raises funds for the American Cancer Society’s cancer education and research. The Center for Cancer Care […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Shelton

Access Health CT storefronts become educational centers

The state’s health care exchange, Access Health CT, is putting its two storefronts into relative hibernation now that open enrollment for the exchange has closed. Upon the completion of the 2014 open enrollment cycle, the Access Health CT enrollment centers in New Britain and New Haven will be closed for day-to-day business; going forward, they […] [Read More]
Categories: Access Health CT